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Re: Tips from Upwork’s Talent Success Team

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Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hi Serop,

 

You can add work from clients outside of Upwork as long as you have their permission to share the work publicly.


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Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Mike J wrote:

Hi Serop,

 

You can add work from clients outside of Upwork as long as you have their permission to share the work publicly.


Mike, I liked your other picture better. 

You might find this helpful: https://www.upwork.com/resources/how-to-guide-perfect-profile-picture

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Serop K Member Since: Sep 4, 2020
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thanks mike!

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Abdulrashid Mohame O Member Since: Jun 19, 2020
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Dear Mike,

Greetings.

I hope you are doing well and safe. Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips for new freelancers like myself. I will be happy and appreciate it if you can go through my profile and give me suggestions to improve. I have been sending proposals but I am yet to secure a contract with a client. Looking forward to hearing your response.

 

Regards,

 

Abdulrashid M. Omar

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Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hi Abdulrashid,

 

Thank you for your message. I reviewed your profile and have some suggestions:

  • The beginning of your profile overview displays in prospective client search results and it’s your first 200-character pitch. So, your first sentence should include clear, relevant information about your primary skill sets and expertise.
  • Your profile overview is difficult to quickly scan and understand what your primary services and experiences are. It might help to organize it with paragraphs: for example, have your introduction paragraph, a separate paragraph for skills, and one for experience. In this way you might emphasize certain areas, but use caution with adding lists of skills with few to no related work examples because clients may question the sincerity of your skills list. Another idea is to use bullets and other delineators to break up your profile.
  • Your written English skills are strong and you are easy to understand. However, I did see a few minor errors. If you'd like to add extra polish, you might want to consider using Grammarly. I use this myself and really like it because it's free and it offers a Chrome add-on so it works in webmail, messages, proposals, and more.

To give a clear impression you’re the person the client wants to talk to, here are some additional tips for writing a great Overview.

 

I hope this helps!


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Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
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Abdulrashid Mohame O Member Since: Jun 19, 2020
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Dear Mike,

Thank you so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it. These tips will definitely help me polish my Upwork profile and bid for jobs. Looking forward to receiving more tips from you. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Abdulrashid M. Omar

 

 

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David F Member Since: Sep 10, 2020
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Hi

I'm trying to get to grips with Upwork and create a profile that will engage and convert for me. Any chance you could have a look and see how I can improve it.  I am sure my profile overivew is too long and rambling and not relevant

Thanks

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Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hi David,


Thanks for your message. I'd suggest posting here to get feedback from experienced freelancers, but I did review your profile and have some suggestions:

  • Your profile should be written in the first person and reflect your individual skills. If you are operating as a team, please consider creating an agency account.
  • The beginning of your profile overview displays in prospective client search results and it’s your first 200-character pitch. So, your first sentence should include clear, relevant information about your primary skill sets and expertise.
  • Your profile overview is difficult to quickly scan and understand what your primary services and experiences are. It might help to organize it with paragraphs: for example, have your introduction paragraph, a separate paragraph for skills, and one for experience. In this way, you might emphasize certain areas, but use caution with adding lists of skills with few to no related work examples because clients may question the sincerity of your skills list. Another idea is to use bullets and other delineators to break up your profile:

To give a clear impression you’re the person the client wants to talk to, here are some additional tips for writing a great Overview.

 

I hope this helps!


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Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
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Hana W Member Since: Dec 7, 2019
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Thank you, Mike J.  Extremely helpful. I will continue to plug away ...

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Megan C Member Since: Sep 12, 2020
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Hi Mike!  Thanks for this post.  I am just getting started and would love some feedback on my profile. 

One item I am stuck on is getting my profile to 100%.  It is missing a linked profile from other social media.  I don't have any of the accounts listed - can I link to LinkedIn?

Thanks for any help!